Your wedding DJ will play an important role on your big day, and it’s not just about playing music to fill the dance floor. Indeed, a wedding DJ has a slew of responsibilities to manage, some of which you’ll notice and others that are less obvious. As a result, enlisting the services of a thoroughly researched expert is a fantastic idea (which means making a Spotify playlist, connecting your iPhone to certain speakers, and tapping out truly will not cut it). Here are some of the things your rockstar wedding DJ will do that you probably didn’t know about—aside from playing big tunes, of course.
Authorization of schedule
Although your wedding planner or possibly setting would most likely take the lead in planning the course of events for your big day, an experienced DJ would be a valuable asset because he or she knows how much time some aspects of the event will take. In addition, your wedding DJ is in charge of executing and enforcing the timetable during your event, making announcements to ensure that events run on time, and, if there are any delays, modifying as required.
Provides sound equipment
Having high-quality, functional sound equipment is a must—and your wedding DJ can take care of it. Your guests won’t be able to hear your first introduction as a married couple, the verses to your first-dance melody, your best man’s toast, the announcement that supper is being served, or that the last dance is being performed if you don’t have amplifiers and speakers.
Though we recommend hiring a company with lighting experience for larger events, many wedding DJs provide up-lighting in their services. Lighting consists of smaller illumination systems on the stage that illuminate the tables and dance floor and provide clear light upwards. Check with your wedding DJ and see if you recall this for your kit or, better, hire a specialist lighting firm.
Ensures that all equipment is in working order.
There are few things more annoying than overly loud, excessively fragile, or suppressed music at a wedding reception, or, in the worst-case scenario, silence due to failing hardware. Not only do professional wedding DJs use top-of-the-line, cutting-edge equipment, but they also conduct pre-event inspections at your venue to ensure that all is in working order and that there will be no off-kilter hushes.
Of course, you might suggest that a wedding DJ’s work is improved by suggesting that he or she “plays the music,” but it’s really about more than picking and playing melodies. A DJ marriage sets the stage for your event by playing the right music at the proper time and playing in the same way to the audience. They’re going to know how to play the right music to get people out if you want your party to be a complete riot. Your DJ, on the contrary, could build a retro atmosphere if you intended to bring an old-fashioned feeling together. Moreover, a professional wedding DJ can also fill the dance floor if you find your guests too cozy in their seats.
Assists you in the selection of melodies
If you’re having trouble picking music for any of your unique moves, your wedding DJ can be a great source of assistance. An experienced DJ knows which melodies work and which don’t and is up to date on the latest songs. That’s why it’s crucial to meet with your wedding DJ (in person, if possible!) at least half a month before your wedding to discuss your song selections and no-play list.